12 May 2011

Richmond Park Friends Walk

Froglife will be hosting a special walk for Froglife Friends around the ponds in the beautiful Richmond Park in London on Saturday 21st May. This walk is one of a series offered to our Froglife Friends, who support our work for just £18 a year.

We have been surveying the ponds in Richmond Park as part of our Great Crested Newts Revisited project, and project officer Sivi Sivanesan will be leading the ramble, talking about her work in the area.

“Richmond Park is a stunning place to work, and a perfect location for a leisurely walk,” explains Sivi. “There are nearly 30 ponds hidden around this site and so far we have spotted common frogs, common toads, smooth newts and great crested newts. I’m really looking forward to meeting some of the people that support us and taking them on a tour.”

The walk will start at 10 am meeting at Richmond Gate and finish at 12 noon at Kingston Gate. There will be some refreshments provided, but people are also invited to bring their own, and perhaps stop for a pic nic in the park afterwards. We recommend that walkers wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water; if temperatures remain as high as they have been recently then insect repellent, sun screen and a hat are also advisable.

The other Friends walks will be:
 • Glasgow: Robroyston Local Nature Reserve - Saturday 4th June
• Peterborough: Hampton Nature Reserve – date to be confirmed

Providing the opportunity to meet some of the Froglife team and visit locations where we have been supporting amphibians and reptiles.
 If you would like to book a place on any of the walks, please get in touch with the office on 01733 558844 or email info@froglife.org . We are limited to 20 places for each walks so get in touch quickly to reserve your place!
 If you would like to become a Froglife Friend and support our work you can sign up here.

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